Bengals Get Incredible Injury Update on Joe Burrow for Season Opener
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow tore both his left ACL and MCL in a Week 11 contest against the Washington Football Team last season. Those injuries subsequently ended Burrow's promising rookie season, leaving many to wonder how long it would take him to recover and just how he'd look the next time he took to the gridiron.
Fortunately, the Bengals received an incredible injury update regarding Burrow's recovery time. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the signal-caller is "all system go" for Cincinnati's Week 1 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 12.
Joe Burrow Injury Update
It's fairly encouraging for Bengals fans to see this update. Before getting injured in 2020, Burrow was having a pretty impressive season. He had completed 65.3% of his passes for 2,688 passing yards and 13 touchdowns to 5 interceptions on the year before getting hurt. However, his injury likely could've been avoided if the Bengals had invested in a proper offensive line at the time, seeing as how Burrow was sacked 32 times in just 10 games last season.
Nevertheless, the Bengals have been working hard this offseason to surrond their signal-caller with talent. For starters, they've reunited him with his former LSU Tigers teammate and 2021 fifth overall pick Ja'Marr Chase. Cincinnati has also added on to their O-line through both the draft and free agency, so Burrow should see better protection next season.
FanDuel Sportsbook is currently predicting that the Bengals will lose their Week 1 matchup against the Vikings. Cincinnati is entering the contest as the +152 underdogs while Minnesota is favored to win at -180 odds.
There's still a long way to go until the season begins, though. If Burrow can get back on the field and look like he hasn't lost a step, the Bengals could wind up upsetting their Week 1 opponents.
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